26 Jun 2008

Digicell launches in Vanuatu

9:29 am on 26 June 2008

The fastest-growing and largest mobile telecommunications operator in the Pacific, Digicel, has launched its fourth market in Vanuatu.

The PacNews agency reports that Digicel has made an initial investment of US$35 million to build a state of the art network that offers coverage to all Ni -Vanuatu communities for the first time.

Vanuatu has a population of approximately 210,000 people with mobile penetration estimated at just over 16%.

Digicell's foray into Vanuatu follows launches in Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Tonga.

Digicel Vanuatu is introducing a number of first to market services and value offerings such as per second billing, rollover minutes, international postpaid roaming and free voicemail .

Digicel aims to bring in the widest range of handsets for both prepaid and postpaid ni-Vanuatu customers.

To celebrate the launch, customers will receive a free solar charger and free credit with every phone purchased.